"Union officials reiterated that the state must send relocation notices to union members in order to avoid double-time pay. ‘Our position from Day 1 was, let’s avoid the added burden on taxpayers by doing it right,’” Michael Casey said.
“By law we have a duty to fairly represent our members if the state has engaged in activities resulting in members not receiving compensation they’re entitled to,” added Casey. “We don’t have choice, we have to pursue it. We were contacted by employees who said they were entitled to compensation.”